Newport News Employment Attorneys

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What is the Law Regarding Employment in Newport News?

Employees, employers and independent contractors in Newport News are controlled by employment law. Such laws control employment matters like hiring, wage levels, and termination policies. Employers and employees in Newport News must have an understanding of the employment laws.

"At-Will" vs. Contract Employment Terms

"At-will" employment is the most common type of employment, but in some cases there may be an employment contract guaranteeing payments for six months to a year. So long as the reasons are not in violation of law, either the employee or the employer may end the position at any time under an "at-will" arrangement. When the parties use an employment contract, the terms of employment will be controlled by their state and federal laws, as applied to people living in Newport News.

Anti-Discrimination laws in Newport News

Laws that make discrimination illegal at all stages of employment including hiring, wages, and termination policies, all apply to Newport News citizens. People living in Newport News must abide by laws stating it is illegal for employers to discriminate against people who belong to particular classes. These classes may be based on race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, and age.

Employment discrimination claims are often heard by an administrative agency like the EEOC. Furthermore, some attorneys are specialists in the discrimination field.

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Life in Newport News

Newport News is home to many shipbuilding, military, and aerospace installations that fuel the local economy. Newport News is the end of CSX Railroad tracks owned by Fortune 500 giant CSX Transportation once known as the Chesapeake and Ohio (CO) Railroad. The two Newport News industrial parks have helped foster manufacturing and distribution industries that now help fuel the economy.

Newport News lawyers help solve all kinds of legal problems. Newport News isn't all business though, they city is home to countless historical sites, museums, and shopping thoroughfares. The Newport News Mariners' Museum is a world renown collection of over 35,000 pieces that include some works of art and a number of artifacts. Some of those artifacts are from the USS Monitor. The USS Monitor was an American Civil War ship credited with the first ironclad battle against the Confederate States Ship named the CSS Virginia. The Virginia War Museum, U.S. Army Transportation Museum, Peninsula Fine Arts Museum, and Ferguson Center for the Arts on the Christopher Newport University campus are other popular attractions in Newport News.

There's 35 city parks in Newport News but most tourists visiting are boaters who visit one of the cities two boat ramps: Denbigh Park Boat Ramp and Hilton Pier/Ravine. The area is know for having outstanding trout fishing. There are camping, archery, Frisbee golf, and picnic areas with barbeque pits available for residents and tourists too.

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